CNN’s coverage of the Texas Republican presidential debate won the night in Thursday’s cable ratings, with the broadcast earning a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49. In addition though, the network’s post-debate special brought in a 0.9, putting it near the top of the rankings.

Following its Season 4 premiere last week, the History Channel’s “Vikings” fell from its previous 0.9 to a 0.6 this week, while “WWE Smackdown” on USA grabbed a 0.8.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
CNN TX GOP DEBATE CNN 8:42 PM 13,101 2.7
TX GOP DEBATE CNN 8:30 PM 7,439 1.2
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,975 0.9
AC360 POST DEBATE SPCL CNN 10:53 PM 3,893 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,952 0.9
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,855 0.9
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,641 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,395 0.8
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 2,314 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1,392 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1,757 0.6
VIKINGS HIST 10:00 PM 2,021 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1,298 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1,195 0.6
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,287 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1,153 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,333 0.6
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,245 0.6
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1,903 0.5
SUPERJAIL ADSM 1:00 AM 1,044 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1,349 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 3,092 0.5
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:43 PM 1,124 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 996 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 991 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 996 0.5
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 1,020 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,877 0.5
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 958 0.5
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 1,727 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:00 PM 1,153 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:30 PM 1,056 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1,131 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 1,047 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,226 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,801 0.4
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:00 PM 1,001 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1,774 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 774 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1,850 0.4
FIRST 48 AC AEN 9:00 PM 1,185 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,647 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 7:30 PM 1,268 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1,111 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 873 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 1,335 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 834 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 863 0.4
FIRST 48 AC AEN 10:01 PM 1,021 0.4
TOP CHEF BRVO 9:00 PM 833 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 862 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1,712 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 AM 1,005 0.4
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 1,215 0.4
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:30 PM 845 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,524 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:00 PM 645 0.4
THUNDERMANS NICK 6:00 PM 1,582 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 991 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1,119 0.4
WORKAHOLICS CMDY 10:00 PM 582 0.4
PAW PATROL NICK 11:30 AM 1,277 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 916 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7 MTV 10:00 PM 652 0.3
NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 8:00 PM 1,312 0.3
MUTT & STUFF NICK 10:00 AM 1,173 0.3
COLONY USA 10:00 PM 1,000 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:00 PM 851 0.3
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1,253 0.3
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1,162 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:33 PM 697 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 1:06 AM 753 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 7:00 PM 1,114 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1,023 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICK 6:30 PM 1,601 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 779 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 1:39 AM 715 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 1,125 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1,233 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 1,044 0.3
THE FIRST 48 AEN 11:02 PM 902 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1,053 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 606 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 891 0.3
PARTY DOWN SOUTH S5 CMT 9:00 PM 638 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:30 PM 581 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 689 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1,121 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 901 0.3
TX GOP DEBATE CNN 1:00 AM 1,265 0.3
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:30 AM 958 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 10:00 AM 1,010 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 896 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 854 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 667 0.3
WE BARE BEARS TOON 7:00 PM 1,283 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICK 8:30 AM 896 0.3
NBA PRE TNT 8:00 PM 842 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:00 PM 538 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 11:03 PM 592 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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